Lagos Govt Shuts COVID-19 Isolation Centre In Eti-Osa
The Lagos State Government has shut down the Eti-Osa Isolation Centre with effect from Friday night.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this on Saturday during a briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic at the State House in Marina.
According to him, the Agidingbi Isolation Centre will also be closed and the patients relocated to a larger capacity centre – IndoCentre in the Anthony area, which would be soon be inaugurated.
“We have since, last night, shut down our Eti-Osa Isolation Center and will be shutting down our Agidingbi Isolation Center and moving all the patients there to our soon to be commissioned IndoCenter.
“Furthermore, our Infectious Diseases Hospital in Yaba is now also gradually being reverted back to its status as a hospital to cater to all forms of infectious diseases. The CACOVID dedicated tent on the IDH grounds will, however, remain strictly for COVID-19 cases,” he said.
On the rate of COVID-19 cases in the state, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the past two weeks witnessed a decline in fresh infections.
While noting that the state government successfully tested 9,000 samples in the week ending July 26, the governor explained that the figures represented a 50 per cent increase in the 6,000 tested samples in the preceding week.
He added that more testing of suspected COVID-19 cases has been made possible with the creation of additional laboratories in the state.
He is also optimistic that the state is winning the battle against the dreaded virus owing to the increase in the number of tested samples.
“We must, however, mention that we have seen a gradual decrease in the positivity rate in Lagos State over the last two weeks which combines with our increase in the testing numbers.
“We will continue to fine-tune our strategy and our efforts to build on our successes and close all existing gaps if any,” he said.